Tips & Trends - Design

Trend Watch: French Script

Call it Parisian flair, Old World elegance or provincial appeal. More and more gorgeous finds are popping up with French phrases elegantly scrawled across them. From wall art to ottomans, toss pillows to club chairs, this transcendent look is at once charming and sophisticated....   Read more »

Color of the Year 2019: Living Coral

Fresh and expressive without any sense of overbearing … the 2019 color of the year as determined by the Pantone Color Institute is Living Coral. This color will enliven any space while still imbuing a relaxed feel....   Read more »

Decorating with Mixed Wood Finishes

If you don’t buy all of your wood furniture at the same time in a matching set, it’s nearly impossible to perfectly match the finishes. The addition of wood floors and other built-in details further complicates the issue. The good news is that mixing wood finishes can create interest, depth and definition in any space....   Read more »

Trend Watch: Plush and Shaggy Faux Fur Accents

What’s not to love about the fun, unabashed punctuations of shaggy faux fur accents that are popping up in today’s stylish living rooms, dens, and bedrooms?...   Read more »

How to Decorate a Kitchen

Whether they are keeping the chef company, sharing a meal at the counter bar or just relaxing with a cup of coffee, people naturally gather in the kitchen. Yet, strangely, this room is often the last space we consider when it comes to home decor....   Read more »

Trend Watch: What's Hot In Rugs

What’s new this season in rugs?  Everything from deep, rich colors to a current take on vintage patterns and finishes, here are some exciting new looks to refresh your home by providing a polished finish to your room.  Finding the perfect rug has never been easier with these stunning new choices....   Read more »

Decorating Trends: Ikat Inspired Designs

A traditional artisan technique for creating hand-dyed textiles, ikat or ikkat (both pronounced ee-KAHT) is a process where the yarn is tightly tied in small sections to create a resist and then dyed to create the desired pattern before it is woven.  After the dying is complete, the yarn is woven into a textile.  A detailed and intricate ...   Read more »

Seasonal Update: Refresh Your Space For Spring

Winter doldrums got you down? Can’t wait for longer days and with loads more sunshine? Now is the perfect time to start refreshing your space for spring....   Read more »

Decorating For March Madness

Celebrate the Madness throughout your home—from the TV room to the kids’ bedrooms, break out your college colors and proudly display the logo of your favorite team!...   Read more »

Mixing Colors and Patterns - Why Do These Rooms Work?

Interior designers mix patterns and colors to create dynamic, vibrant rooms.  But the concept can be intimidating to the novice home decorator.  Here we take a look at a few designer rooms and explore what makes them work....   Read more »

The Repurposed Dining Room

Some of the formality of past generations has lost its meaning in today’s households. Many of us have a formal dining room that we never (or nearly never) use.  Perhaps you have plenty of room in your eat-in kitchen or great room that includes space for a daily dining table, yet you have the bones of a house with space provided for a for...   Read more »

Open the Door to Feng Shui

Love your environment as part of you and it will embrace you with universal peace in return. This is feng shui in its purity....   Read more »